I recently spent a beautiful afternoon with eighth graders learning about gravestone symbolism in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI. I appreciate how fascinated they are about the meaning behind symbols, like clasped hands, and shapes, like the lamb, and what they once meant to the people who chose to include them on the gravemarkers of their loved ones.
Jarrod Roll...museum curator by training, preservation educator by passion. Director of the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum, Sparta, WI. Owner of Save Your Stones Gravestone Restoration Services. Maker of the Gravestone Cleaning Kit.